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The new dental hospital at Pebble Mill

Dental Hospital opening delayed by four months

The new hospital on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Edgbaston was due to open this month

Inside St John House

Nuns behind Call The Midwife put Birmingham convent up for sale

The hit BBC1 show was inspired by sisters from the Community of St. John the Divine in Alum Rock during their time in London in the 1950s

NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

  • NHS

Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is moving to Quayside House

New home for Black Country NHS trust

  • NHS

Trust is moving to Quayside House in Oldbury after agreeing a deal to take the entirety of the building

Paul Mitchell, John Edwards, Caroline Marshall, Matt Price and Lord Digby Jones at the national final of Engineering YES.

Teams bid to win Engineering YES challenge

Engineering YES held its seventh national final at Faraday Wharf on the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

Carillion has been named preferred bidder to build a new hospital in Smethwick

Carillion lands £430m Midland Metropolitan Hospital contract

Black Country support services giant to lead construction of new seven-storey hospital in Smethwick which will cater for around 200,000 patients when it opens in 2018

Apps created by Birmingham clinicians and young people to tackle mental health problems

New mental health app offers young people help

Young people and medical experts in Birmingham have created mobile apps which they claim could be a key tool in helping people with mental health problems

Temp of the Year 2015 winners Sandra Reid, Thomas Lister; Jenna Bennett, Stroke Association; Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh, Health Education West Midlands; Lauren Hiard, Synapse; Catherine Finch, Synapse.

Top temps recognised at annual awards ceremony

Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh was judged to be the best candidate in the Midlands at the 11th annual Katie Bard Temp of the Year Awards.

Dementia patients 'failed by authorities' say West Midlands GPs

Poll by the Alzheimer's Society claims most doctors in the region believe adult social services are not providing enough support

Kate Moss

Fears social media may aggravate eating disorders

  • NHS

Teens vulnerable to online pressure of 'sucked-in' bodies

Warnings over child security at Midlands A&E

Chief inspector of hospitals issues warning to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust over concerns about A&E departments following unannounced inspection earlier this year

The Blairites are taking back control of Labour - and Yvette Cooper is their candidate

The Blairites have been quiet for years but they haven't gone away - and now they see a chance to reclaim their party

Browne Jacobson has appointed Jonathan Fuggle as a partner in its Birmingham clinical negligence team

Browne Jacobson appoints partner to clinical negligence team

  • Law

Previously an associate with Bevan Brittan in Birmingham, Mr Fuggle has more than ten years' experience in handling clinical negligence claims

Major gains in trauma care ‘must not be lost’

Huge steps forward at a Birmingham hospital have led to much better survival rates for soldiers who have suffered terrible injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

‘Prejudice by teachers holds back obese pupils’

Low expectations of fat pupils ‘could harm academic performance’, claims researcher

Agency staff bills cost the NHS a massive £3.3 billion last year

Hunt pledges to tackle NHS agency staff ‘rip-off’

Fears over quality of work at Midland hospitals as crackdown planned

Dearth of higher apprenticeships in Birmingham

Only five 'higher-level' apprenticeships in Birmingham area on goverment's 'Find an Apprenticeship' website

A welder at work

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

  • NHS

Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

University Hospital in Coventry was the region's biggest PFI project

West Midlands PFI projects set taxpayers back £12.7bn

Schemes such as Building Schools for the Future and Queen Elizabeth and Walsgrave hospitals have racked up a gigantic bill for the region

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh before the State Opening of Parliament

Queen's Speech: Devolution, jobs and EU referendum to be included

Conservatives claim the Queen’s speech will drive forward jobs, investment and growth throughout the West Midlands


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